May 5, 2016

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Boys basketball: Elyria’s Anthoni Horton does a little of everything

It takes a certain amount of luck to make it to the regional tournament in basketball. Luck and players like Anthoni Horton. Horton, Elyria’s 6-foot-4 senior co-captain, is one of those players whose hard work, hustling style and unselfish attitude are just what a team needs to get the percentages working in its favor. He’s Read More…

Discussion focuses on problems faced by Elyria’s teen girls

ELYRIA — Merry Brown grabbed a microphone Wednesday evening, walked into a crowd of teachers, parents, community leaders and teenage girls and focused on the shy girls. The retired teacher was not going to take no for an answer. “We are here because we want to know why our girls are so angry,” she said. Read More…

City of Elyria saves $94,000 on copier contract

ELYRIA — The city has renegotiated the contracts with its copy machine vendor, MT Business Technologies Inc., and secured a lower rate than the one obtained by former Mayor Bill Grace, who signed the contracts without using the bid process. By using the state purchasing program, Law Director Scott Serazin said the city was able Read More…

City of Elyria is near its debt limit, auditor says

ELYRIA — The city is quickly reaching the point where it will max out the amount of money it can borrow to pay for big-ticket items. With a debt load of more than $43 million, city Auditor Ted Pileski said he is concerned about the amount of debt the city is carrying. State law determines Read More…

High school basketball: Ex-area stars to face off as coaches as Elyria takes on Medina

Before Elyria boys basketball coach Brett Larrick could return a reporter’s phone call Monday, he was visited by one of his friends and mentors, ex-Elyria coach Keith Sooy. The old friends chatted about various topics, but not once did Thursday’s Division I regional semifinal clash between the Pioneers (15-9) and Medina (9-15) at the University Read More…

Elyria High administrators urge students to buckle down to meet state benchmarks

ELYRIA — Principals Tom Jama and Jim Wall want to spend the night on the roof of the Elyria High School media center. They just need students to do one thing: score really well on this year’s Ohio Graduation Test. If enough students pass all five parts of the test and the building reaches the Read More…

Police log for March 14, 2012

Elyria police Tuesday, March 12 11:59 a.m. — 900 block Elywood Drive, a man reported an Xbox, Nintendo Wii, camera, laptop, walkman and iPod Touch stolen from his home. 12:20 p.m. — 300 block Woodland Ave., eight spare tires reported stolen from vehicles. 4:13 p.m. —2400 block West River Road N., a man reported the Read More…

Jury set to hear retrial in husband’s shooting

ELYRIA — The second trial for Pam Carrasquillo, the Avon woman accused of shooting her then-estranged husband on Jan. 4, 2007, while he was sleeping in bed, began Monday with the selection of a jury. This is the second time Carrasquillo has placed her fate in the hands of 12 strangers, who face the job Read More…

Husband bitten by wife ‘no longer afraid,’ asks for no-contact order to be lifted

ELYRIA — The husband of a woman who bit part of his lip off during a heated argument told an Elyria Municipal Court judge Monday he still loves her and asked for a no-contact order to be lifted so the couple could attend counseling sessions together. Elyria Municipal Court Judge Gary Bennett obliged during a Read More…

15 Minutes: Meet fish fry volunteer Barb Victor

Barb Victor Age: 59 Lives in: Elyria Pursuit: One of many members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079 Ladies Auxiliary Barb, you’re a member of the Post 1079 Ladies’ Auxiliary? Yes. You’re delivering fish dinners from your hall kitchen to patrons at the Post 1079 fish fry. How many meals do you serve Read More…